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can you give a dog pro penicillin g orally Our dog has a

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can you give a dog pro penicillin g orally? Our dog has a head infection and will not allow us to catch him- he is in a field with goats.
Hi, Welcome back to Just Answer. The penicillin won't do any good as an oral. It will get broken down. You could ask your vet for an oral sedative called acepromazine to put in his food to sedate him a little to catch.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Do you have any suggestions for oral antibiotics other than Baytril? We tried that one at great expense on another of our guardian dogs several weeks ago- for pneumonia and 104 temp. Five days later he had 104.4 temp. I am not impressed. We need something broad spectrum obviously...our guardian dogs are not trained to lead..we have to drag them to appointments and at 125 pounds they are heavy and awkward to deal with. We made an error in not training, but were thinking more of the animals they would guard..ie alpacas and boer goats.
When I see cases of skin infections, cephalexin or amoxicillin are two very standard oral drugs to use. The Baytril is expensive, and usually not needed in most skin issues. Cleaning the area well daily will help it to heal too.
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